Later I felt guilty for not feeling guilty about it – and kinda held onto that for a while.

by Anonymous

September 1, 2016

I was 24 when I had my abortion. There was this really cute guy I worked with and I was doing everything in my 24 year old power to get him to come home with me or take me home with him. After an impromtu first date, I used the excuse that I hated public restrooms and would it be okay to use the bathroom at his house? (smooth, right?) anyhoo, my wish came true and although I was on the pill AND we used a condom, that first time we humped, I got pregnant. The day I found out was September 11th, 2001. Needless to say, I made one of the best decisions of my life and the fella and I dated for another couple years before calling it quits. I never felt guilty and it brought my mom and me even closer as she told me (while taking care of me after the procedure) how she had an abortion before I was born. Later I felt guilty for not feeling guilty about it – and kinda held onto that for a while. What we are doing here is so fucking important. Thank you. Thank you so much for this.